Motor neurone diagnosis inspires community project

National Transport Insurance (NTI) has embarked on a new initiative, bringing together members of the transport industry and community, to support the MND and Me Foundation in raising funds for Motor Neurone Disease (MND).

The company’s longstanding support of the Foundation came about upon the diagnosis of NTI’s Former CEO, Wayne Patterson. NTI is restoring a 1946 International Model K5 Rigid Truck, to be raffled in September, with 100 per cent of proceeds going directly to the MND and Me Foundation.

NTI’s Chief Executive Officer, Tony Clark, said “The restored, operational truck will be a culmination of time, energy, skill and resources generously contributed by NTI’s people, suppliers, partners and industry affiliates.”

“When NTI contacted me and told me their plans to document the restoration of an old truck, and raise money for MND at the same time, I thought it was a marvellous idea,” said Patterson.

MND and Me Foundation’s Chief Executive Officer, Paul Olds, said the organisation was honoured to be involved in the exciting project.

“This initiative will generate better awareness of the impact that Motor Neurone Disease has on the community, and raise vital funds.”

Tickets to win the fully restored truck are available for purchase online you can visit to secure your chance to win by purchasing raffle tickets, prior to 1 September 2017.

Three finalists will be notified 1 September 2017 and brought to Brisbane, courtesy of NTI, to reveal which key starts the engine, at an event held Friday 15 September 2017, in King George Square, in Brisbane’s CBD.

To follow the restoration journey with up-to-date webisode links, and engage in this initiative, follow Faces of Transport and NTI on Facebook.